LUGGAGE

No more lost luggage? It’s not science fiction

Lost luggage may soon become as rare as lost airline tickets — or, at least, you’d think so when you talk to someone like Randal Collins.

Collins, a flight attendant based in Chicago, left his iPad on a recent flight. He had tagged it with a $25 device called Tile that emits a wireless signal up to 100 feet. It also uses a network of other Tile users to help owners find missing objects.

The tablet proved to be elusive, first tracking at his arrival gate. By the time he showed up to claim it, the plane had been moved to a hangar. Collins reported the iPad missing, and a few weeks later, another Tile user picked up its trail, displaying its likely location in a terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
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When did the Ritz-Carlton start running an airline?

Anne August and her husband never expected to lose their checked bag while flying to Paris from Boston on Icelandair. Then again, no one does.

But the Augusts never could have anticipated what would happen next. Not only was the bag found quickly, but Icelandair immediately compensated them right at the terminal above and beyond what’s customary.

When did the Ritz-Carlton start running an airline?
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